“My New Year’s Resolution List usually starts with
the desire to lose between ten and three thousand
pounds.” — Nia Vardalos
Happy New Year to you all!
Did you get caught up in the ‘start fresh’ spirit
of the new year and resolve to finally… dust off
those running shoes? Limit your Facebook time?
And, of course, stop eating?
If so, how’s it going?
If you’ve already forgotten that you even made a
resolution or two, don’t fret. We all do it. The
success rate for New Year’s resolutions is
Why is this? If resolutions are that hard to do,
maybe there’s something faulty with the process.
Wayne Dyer thinks so. He claims that any
resolution that involves making decisions about
how you’re going to behave in the future is a
waste of time.
He argues (and I SO agree) that we can only exist
now. So let’s limit our focus to how we can live
each day to the fullest.
Dyer urges setting goals for each day, but I have
an even simpler idea.
One goal only: Love yourself just the way you are,
no matter what.
Trash the whole notion of fixing yourself up.
Make peace with yourself. Become your ultimate
best friend and love yourself unconditionally.
Imagine doing this – right now. Can you feel the
relief this brings?
When we throw our inner critic from our shoulders,
we lighten up so much we can fly.
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving
whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs,
my own beliefs and habits — anything that kept me
small.” — Kim McMillen